Mancini: Bell bust-up talk is bunkum

The Italian has laughed off reports of a serious rift with Bellamy,

who has been sidelined with a knee injury. However, Mancini

admitted they had a difference of opinion about the way the problem

was being managed. He will now monitor Bellamy’s fitness over the

weekend and the Welshman might come into contention and play

against his former club at Eastlands in the Premier League this

weekend. According to the report, Mancini screamed at Bellamy after

the player refused a request to train on Thursday with one of the

manager’s Italian staff. The Italian apparently then told him not

to come back from three months. That was emphatically disputed by

Mancini, who said: “Today Craig is here, working with the physio.

It was the same yesterday. “These things (an argument) can happen

in a job. I don’t have problems with Craig. “I spoke with him in

the office and read that I shouted at him. But I didn’t. We just

spoke face-to-face. “He is having treatment at the training ground

and if the knee is okay, he will be available for Sunday.”